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Nicolas Farah

Research Interests 

Flow modeling from unconventional reservoir, Shale Gas, Tight Oil, Discrete Fracture Models.

Selected publications


  1. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., Wu, Y.S., “Simulation of the Impact of Fracturing Fluid Induced Formation Damage in Shale            Gas Reservoirs”, Accepted for SPE - Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Journal,, posted on August 29th, 2016.
  2. Ding, D.Y., Farah, N., Bourbiaux, B., Wu, Y.S., Mestiri, I., “Simulation of Matrix-Fracture Interaction in Low-Permeability Fracture Unconventional Reservoirs”, in Process.
  3. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., Delorme, M., Wu, Y.S., “DFM-MINC Proximity Function For Flow Modelling From Unconventional Shale Reservoirs”, in Process.


  1. D.Y. Ding, N. Farah, B. Bourbiaux, Y-S. Wu, and I. Mestiri, “Simulation of Martix-Fracture Interaction in Low Permeability Unconventional Reservoirs”, SPE-182608-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), February 20 – 22, 2017, Montgomery, Texas, USA.
  2. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., “Discrete Fracture Model based on Multiple Interacting Continua Proximity Function for Unconventional Low Permeability Reservoir Simulations”, EAGE 30105, ECMOR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,    August 29 – September 1, 2016.
  3. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y. & Delorme, M., “Extension of the Multiple Interacting Continua Method to Discrete Fracture Models for Unconventional Low permeability Reservoir Simulations”, URTeC 2443586, San Antonio, Texas, USA,         August 1 - 3, 2016.
  4. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., Wu, Y.S., “Simulation of the Impact of Fracturing Fluid Induced Formation Damage in Shale Gas Reservoirs”, SPE-173264-MS, SPE, Reservoir Symposium Simulation, Houston, Texas, USA, February 23-25, 2015.
  5. Farah, N., Ding, D.Y., Wu, Y.S. and Khrouf, A.M., “Simulation of Fracturing Water Invasion and Its Impact on Gas Production in Shale Gas Reservoirs”, EAGE 21676, ECMOR, Catania, Sicily, Italy, September 8-11, 2014.
  6. Ding, D.Y., Wu, Y.S., Farah, N., Wang, C. & Bourbiaux, B., “Numerical Simulation of Low Permeability  Unconventional Gas Reservoirs”, SPE 167711-MS, SPE Conference, Vienna, Austria, February 25-27, 2014.

Academic Degrees

PhD,“Geosciences, Natural Resources and Environment”, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbones University, collaboration with Institut Francais de Pétrole (IFPEn), Reservoir Simulation, France, 2016
MSc, Reservoir Engineering, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), France, 2013
Diploma of Engineering, Mechanics and Energetics, Ecole Polytechnique de Marseille, France, 2012

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